• Short Summary

    President Kyprianou of Cyprus has appealed to President Sadat of Egypt to work with him on restoring the good relations which prevailed between the two countries before the disastrous Egyptian Commando raid on a hijacked Cyprus Airways DC-8 on Sunday night (19 February).

  • Description

    President Kyprianou of Cyprus has appealed to President Sadat of Egypt to work with him on restoring the good relations which prevailed between the two countries before the disastrous Egyptian Commando raid on a hijacked Cyprus Airways DC-8 on Sunday night (19 February). The raid led to shooting between the Egyptian and Cypriot authorities and the deaths of 15 Egyptian soldiers. Fourteen others were wounded. Forty three other Egyptian Soldiers escaped injury. Reports said the hijackers were on the point of surrendering when the Egyptians launched their attack. An Egyptian Foreign Minister Mr. Butros Ghali flew into Nicosia for talks with Mr. Kyprianou. John Bierman of the British Broadcasting Corporation takes up the story.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAVC1G084NPMEC4MPTMZ7ZB8VS
    Media URN:
    VLVAVC1G084NPMEC4MPTMZ7ZB8VS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/02/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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